It’s IPL 2018 season. And whether you’re an RCB supporter or not, you do need a great venue to catch all the sporting action with your buddies. Here are some of the best bars to watch RCB live screenings in Bangalore.
Nestled in the heart of Koramangala, Prost (which means “Cheers” in German) is a fashionable, European-style microbrewery serving house beers and an international menu. Start with the Rocky Road a refreshing lager with a perfect balance between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Special Brew, the Prost signature craft beer, is another stellar choice. The Overloaded nachos and Chicken kalmi (chicken drummers cooked in clay oven) make perfect accompaniments. Vegetarians can opt for the delicious and crunchy onion rings served with garlic mayo. Office goers can catch a special deal of Buy 2 - Get 1 Free On IMFL and fresh brews on Mondays and Tuesdays. Thursdays are reserved for comedy nights.
Where: 749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala, Bengaluru. Tel: 080 2553 4989
Xtreme Sports Bar
Drag your gang to this sports bar spanning two floors to catch the Vivo IPL action on giant plasma and LCD screens, play pool or foos ball or simply hang out. There is never a dull moment at Xtreme. Each day of the week is dedicated to events - Club Nights with well-known DJs, Ladies Nights, Funky Fridays, Rock and Retro gigs and sometimes Quiz meets. Of course happy hours rule each day. Don’t miss the special Xtreme punch made with chocolate crush and mango juice. Currently they have an interesting list of Special Summer Cocktails. When hunger strikes, look no further than the Thai Basil Chicken, Jalapeno cheese balls and Spicy Potato wedges.
Where: 16, Hosa Road, Off Sarjapur Main Road, Inside PLaY Arena, Kaikondrahalli, Bengaluru. Tel: +918049653257
The Open Box
The high-energy gaming area at The Open Box is the ideal venue to make some noise and guzzle a few drinks while watching the big game on the screen. They even have a pool table (just in case you drop in on non-IPL days). There is terrace seating too. The starters here make great impression. Go for the Kolkata jhal muri served with veg/chicken/prawn options. The Bhunna Sheppard’s Pie is a good choice if you are famished. The food and drinks are served attractively in cookers, baking dishes and brightly-coloured glasses.
Where: Halcyon Complex, 4th Floor, Building 9, St. Marks Road, Bengaluru. Tel: +918049653111
Sports Bar & Lounge, Le Meridien
This elegant and sophisticated sports bar housed at the Le Meridien has both a great ambience and amazing drinks. Do try their mango specialties for the summer. Or, perhaps, their Chocolate Shots, which comes with a good dose of pepper vodka, Grand Marnier and Baileys. The DJ takes over when there is a pause in the games. The seafood basket with shrimps, fish fingers and squids with aioli sauce is simply unmatched. The Cajun popcorn shrimps are another must eat here.
Where: 28, Sankey Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru. Tel: +918022262233
Arbor Brewing Company
Bangalore's premier brewpub and eatery is one of the perfect places at the heart of the city for some gaming action and fresh brews. With a rotating selection of eight original craft beers on tap at any time, malt is the way to go here. Grab a seat at the long table and let the good times roll with some classic sliders and hummus platter. The bruschettas topped with tomatoes and fresh basil are simply addictive. It tends to get noisy as the evening progresses but that’s the fun of it all.
Where: 8 Magrath Road, Allied Grande Plaza 3rd Floor, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru. Tel: 080501 44477
This fun and peppy place known for its innovative drinks and quirky food will keep your ‘spirits’ high on game nights. Do check out the deals on entire buckets of chilled beer and Helicopter shots at a price that’s so good, you won’t need much convincing. The sharing plates of Mezze Platter, fried chicken and kebabs are great add-ons for the potent drinks. Corporate ninjas ought to look out for deals on food and drinks.
Where: 118, 3rd Floor, Koramangala Industrial Area, 7th Block, Opp. ICICI Bank, Bengaluru. Tel: 080 6565 1595
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